Sherri Carter, Contributing Writer
Here we are! December 22, 2012! We’ve heard so much about December 21st, but not much about December 22nd and beyond. Chances are, we all made it past the end of the Mayan Calendar, which, for the most part has been greatly misunderstood. My very basic understanding it that it was never meant to predict the actual, physical end of the world, but rather, the end of the old way and the bringing in of a new era, a new way of doing things. For a more, specific, in-depth astrologicial explanation, I highly recommend reading this article by Barbara Freed – Mayan Prophecy and Our Shift in Consciousness.
So what does all of this mean, a new way of doing things? What is this shift? For me, I see continuing the shift so many of us are already experiencing, the releasing of the old and embracing a new vision, not only for our lives, but for the world; to continue to grow and create a new norm. To become empowered not only in what we think, but also in what we do! It’s the perfect next step in applying Universal Principles to create positive change. Overall, the spiritual community embraced the Universal Principle of The Law of Attraction. Knowing what we want is a very important first step! Next in applying Universal Truth is The Law of Action, or adding congruent action to support creating our desires. This is when true empowerment occurs! Claim your power to not only think about what you desire but begin living your intentions everyday. This is the change the world has been waiting for; for each of us to make the smaller changes in our own everyday experiences. Start the ripple effect until finally, these ripples overlap and become huge waves of change!
There have been, and always will be, naysayers. You know the ones; the doomsday-the-world-is-going-to-end-we’re-all going-to-die crowd. I’m all about being prepared as an empowering exercise, but not doing it out of such an extreme place of fear I see in some. When I’ve encountered members of this extreme crowd, I always ask “what is it you so desperately want to hold onto and why so much fear?” I have yet to receive an answer to what they want to hold onto. Around me, I see 1) so much to be grateful for and 2) ways to release what isn’t working so I can embrace a new experience. If something isn’t working, why hold onto it? The simple answer is because it’s the known and it’s so easy – too easy – to fear the unknown. December 21st is also about releasing the fear of the unknown, to finally release what isn’t working- both as individuals and as a global community. December 22nd is the first day of stepping bravely into a whole new world, one that you create and one that is hopefully created from a place of peace and love. This does ripple out into the rest of the world, and really can be a turning point, for all of us. December 22nd begins a new chapter into living what is possible, not clinging to what is feared.
So, I say Good Morning, December 22, 2012! It’s nice to meet you. Now, let’s go change the world!
About the Author
Sherri Carter, MS, believes strongly in the power of Universal Principles, especially the Universal Law of Action. Her work focuses on empowering people to actively create the lives they desire. She lives in the beautiful Ozarks region of southwest Missouri, with her husband and young son. For more information, please visit www.liveyourintentions.net.
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